March 9, 2021
After establishing a human cerebral organoid system to study CJD, NIAID researchers have developed the model to screen drugs for potential CJD treatment.
January 29, 2021
The earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells according to a new NIH study of prion protein accumulation.
October 16, 2019
NIH scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein Tau associated with uncommon brain diseases.
August 2, 2019
Scientists from and sponsored by NIH, using an experimental treatment, have slowed the progression of prion disease and greatly extended rodents’ lives.
June 14, 2019
NIAID scientists used human skin cells to create the first “mini-brain” model of Human Prion Disease.
March 27, 2019
National Institutes of Health scientists studying the progression of inherited and infectious eye diseases that can cause blindness have found that microglia, a type of nervous system cell suspected to cause retinal damage, surprisingly had no damaging role during prion disease in mice. In contrast, the study findings indicated that microglia might delay disease progression.